Account Sales Specialist - Coca-Cola Bottling of Alaska (Fairbanks)

Coca-Cola Bottling of Alaska

compensation: DOE + Benefits Package + Incentives
employment type: full-time
job title: Account Sales Specialist
For more than 80 years, we've been a family-owned business that treats its employees and its customers as a part of the family.

As the premier distributor of wholesale beverages in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and Alaska, the Odom Corporation represents many highly recognized brands, including MillerCoors, Coca-Cola, and Monster.

Coca-Cola Bottling of Alaska currently has (1) Full-time Account Sales Specialist positions available.

Job Description

This position is responsible for managing an assigned group of accounts so that an appropriate sales volume and customer service level are achieved. Account management responsibilities include introducing and promoting new products, improving distribution, and ensuring promotion results. Additionally, the Account Sales Specialist is expected to understand and execute company standards for off-premise and for on-premise permanent and promotional point of sale for shelf, cold box, and floor displays in each retail account. Responsibility for timely and accurate inventory management, rotation, pulling of aged products, and display activation are all responsibilities of this job. This position works under minimal to direct supervision to ensure accurate and timely work is being performed to best meet the needs of the customers and the departmental goals for the overall company goals. Helps to ensure a safe and clean work environment by following the company’s safety policies and procedures. Occasionally a physically demanding position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Territory Management:

Manage an assigned territory by keeping abreast of business conditions, recognizing new opportunities within each account and keeping the necessary account records.
Develop the trust and confidence of the retailer as a merchandising consultant.
Prepare for each sales call by establishing a customer history, credit information, suggestively selling, trouble shooting, knowledge of the company’s abilities, etc.
Prepare timely and accurate reporting to sales management on a variety of sales distribution and promotion issues.


Maximize sales results through effectively pre-planning and executing daily, weekly, and monthly objectives and developing sound knowledge of the products and a working knowledge of competitive products.
Make persuasive presentations, answer questions, overcome objections, and present proof of proposals.
Display or demonstrate product, using samples or catalog, and emphasize salable features. Quote prices and solicit orders with the assistance of a current price book.
Make sales and follow up calls to customer and prospects presenting our brands of products.
Write orders, design displays, and organize on-site promotions.


Understand in-store merchandising principles and effectively apply these principles in assigned retail accounts.
Influence each retail account to use shelf management, cold box, and floor display guidelines to maximize sales opportunities.
Use point-of-sale materials to increase merchandising success.
Stocks and rotates products on the floor, in coolers, bins, or shelves according to identifying information such as style, size, and type depending where product is located throughout the store.
Examines stock to verify conformance to quality specifications and takes pride in products being distributed.
Performs essential job duties all on time, efficiently, accurately, safely, and in a time sensitive manner due to customer locations requesting that merchandising not be performed during “peak” hours of operations.
Accurately documents the number of products or items received or distributed or set aside due to damage or “out-of-date”.
Participates and receives on-the-job training related to Odom procedures regarding the merchandiser job duties.
Helps to ensure a safe and clean working area during shift by discarding of trash and empty boxes prior to leaving each customer account.
Display promotional materials, such as POS and signage according to company and store policies.


The Account Sales Specialist is responsible for knowing which products each account sells and for keeping all products properly rotated, dusted, rebated, cleaned, and stocked at appropriate levels.
Adhere to company’s professional dress and appearance policy at all times, projecting a positive image of the company and our product line.
Perform job duties in a safe manner; considerate to themselves and to others.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)preferred; one to two years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be 21 years of age.
Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of auto insurance (SR-22 is not acceptable), and own means of reliable transportation.
Prefer beverage sales and/or merchandising experience, knowledge of local market, customer service skills, and experience in the distribution industry.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must be self-motivated, a self-starter, and able to work with very little direct supervision.
Highly organized, with a strong ability to work quickly and accurately while handling competing priorities.

 Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Use of pallet jacks and hand carts are required to load and unload products for use in customer locations.
Frequently lift and/or move 10-40 pounds and occasionally moving/pushing or pulling of up to 250 pounds (loaded hand cart or pallet).
Required to regularly stand, walk, lift product floor to waist, shoulder to overhead, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

 Work Environment

This position will be performed in Fairbanks, Alaska
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally high due to outside environmental noises.

Notice: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Coca-Cola Bottling of Alaska, LLC offers competitive wages, medical and dental benefits, 401k plan, and much more!

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